¡Viva Cuba!

yoga | art | music | culture

 

excite your imagination

Experience the raw beauty and excitement of Havana, Cuba! Our magical retreat features twice-daily yoga practices ranging from powerful and strengthening to deeply relaxing and restoring. Beyond our journey on the mat, this adventure is full of energy, soul and sun. Imagine riding in the passenger seat of a beautiful vintage car, soaking up the stunning countryside. Or relaxing poolside, sipping on natural sugar cane juice or indulging in a refreshing mojito. Make new friends while embracing the vibrant art scene and salsa dancing through the night before returning to a serene, gorgeous beach town waiting to lull you to sleep with the sounds of the ocean. 

This trip is for the curious, the mindful, and the wanderlust adventurer. Through our local connections, we will show you the REAL Cuba, the one tourists don't get to see. This trip is a once in a lifetime journey, and we cannot wait for you to join us! 


THE DETAILS:


SLEEP ~ 7 nights at a Cuban beach villa

BEACH ~ Mornings and lunch on the beach each day

YOGA ~ Daily asana yoga classes, meditation, breath work

EAT ~ 2 daily Cuban meals  included                   

CULTURE ~ Tour Cuban Art Neighborhoods and Museums, Day Trip to Cuba's Tobacco Region, Vinales, Dance Lessons and Rumba Festival

EXPERIENCE ~ Night at the Fabrica De Arte, Cruise the Malecon in a Classic Convertable, Tour a Tobacco Farm, Tour of a Rum Factory

All ground transportation provided once you reach Havana.

DATES:  
April 18 - April 25th, 2020

LOCATION: 
Havana, Cuba

Cost: 
$2450 Shared Room
$2699 Private Room
Deposit: $750

 

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destination

 

With cultural influences from Europe, North America and Africa throughout its history, Cuba has developed a dynamic and rich lifestyle all its own. Cuban culture is world renowned, especially for its music, art and history. It’s a vibrant country full of eclectic art forms, poetry, dancing, singing, stimulating conversation, and incredibly friendly and hospitable people. Cuba may not be wealthy in a monetary sense but if you approach this transformational trip with an open and enquiring mind, the warm welcome you receive from the Cuban people will ensure you have a rich and rewarding experience.


experiences

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art

Jose Fuster

Fuster has made a major contribution over 10 years of work of rebuilding and decorating the fishing town of Jaimanitas in the outskirts of Havana, where he lives. Jaimanitas is now a unique work of public art where Fuster has decorated over 80 houses with ornate murals and domes to suit the personality of his neighbors, he has built a chess park with giant boards and tables, The Artists’ Wall composed of a quilt of dozens of tiles signed and donated by other Cuban artists, a theatre and public swimming pools.

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music

Buena Vista Social club

Since 2006, successors of the Buena Vista Social Club have played regularly at the Plaza Américas Salon Plenario in Varadero. Special musical guests such as Eliades Ochoa, Guajiro Mirabal, Salvador Repilado, Barbarito Torres, Hugo Garzon, and Aguaje Ramos sit in occasionally; this is a superb opportunity to hear the legendary music of this golden age.

Calle De Hamel Rumba Festival

Aside from its funky street murals and psychedelic art shops, the main reason to come to Havana's high temple of Afro-Cuban culture in Centro Habana is the frenetic rumba music that kicks off every Sunday at around noon.

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Viñales

Viñales is a small countryside town west of Havana, and even though it is just two hours away, it feels like a world apart. Here, everything goes at a very slow pace. It is common to see people trotting up and down the street on their horses, but if you walk just a few hundred meters outside town, you’ll feel surrounded by farm lands. Cigar-chewing guajiros drive their oxen and plows through the rust colored tobacco fields, farmers tend to their current crops, and workers sit in sheds and farms, drying and rolling the famous Cuban tobaccos.

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Santa Maria Beach

Only a short drive from Havana, Santa Maria Beach is a beautiful mixture of Caribbean blue, thatched palapas, and the occasional coconut vendor. It’s the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the untouched, pristine beaches of Cuba.


accommadations 

Our retreat home is a charming, retro-rustic bungalow on the beautiful Playa Santa Maria outside of Havana. The villa features a swimming pool, yoga deck, beautiful dining area, common spaces, and single and double rooms. It’s the perfect place to relax by the pool or on the beach, sipping a mojito after an exciting day of exploring Havana and taking in the rich Cuban culture.


local cuisine

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Delicious cuban cuisine

Breakfast will include fresh tropical fruit and juices which will be accompanied by a Cuban style spread and local coffee. For lunch and dinner we have the pleasure of dining in some of the best restaurants in Havana. Our culinary picks include some of the hardest reservations to come by in the city!


travel

Our newest service, Life Force Concierge, can support travel planning and coordination including flights, hotels and pre/post retreat travel wishes. You can email info@lifeforceproject.com or click on our Life Force Concierge logo below with any needs regarding this service.

 Life Force recommends purchasing "Cancel For Any Reason"  travel insurance in the unlikely event the trip is cancelled. In preparation for your trip, please read our Travel Planning Guide for important tips and information.

Our retreat to Cuba begins and ends in Havana. Book your flight to Havana International Airport.

Different airlines offer different options for obtaining a travel visa. Make sure to check with airlines to find out their procedures. 

A valid passport is required for all foreign visitors to Cuba. An entry visa is required for American or Canadian nationals. We can obtain visas through our travel partners for an additional $100 or you can obtain them through the airlines. Please inquire with the nearest Cuban consulate for entry requirements for other nationalities.


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